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Monday, September 14, 2009

Licorice for Lunch?, Farm Town Obsession, and Sandy Butts-Monday's Mama Drama

You Know You Have Mama Drama When....

1. You finally get on to that Farm Town game on Facebook to see what all the hub-bub is about and six hours later no laundry has been done, but you are now a Promising Farmer (level 7), and your son comes up and says, "Umm, hey did you know that I never had any lunch?" Me: "Didn't I see you eating something" (out of the corner of my eye as I was feverishly planting more grapes). JD Boy: "Well, actually that was just a snack, I didn't have any REAL lunch." Well, crap...I'm harvesting for someone right now trying to get some extra coinage. Hmmm, maybe if I ignore the "fly" will go away. Harvest, harvest, harvest, nope. Still standing there. JD Boy: "MOOOM" Me: "Oh ALRIGHT!!" wait a tick Me: "hey, how 'bout you just go and get some Red Vines, then go outside and play. By the time your done playing I'll be done, promise." JD Boy: "OKAY!!" Me: "Get your sister some too"

2. That lunch you promised to make your children turns into dinner. Hey, they had Red Vines!! It's not like they were starving. Anyway, it's all Amy's fault. She's a Farm Town enabler.

3. You overhear your 3 yr. old (HRH) giving the 7 yr. old an earful for tattling on her. It went something like this..."Now, you don't tell HER when I am playing on the phone! OKAY!!" JD Boy: " You can't tell me what to do, I'm in charge" HRH (with hands on hips): "Um, no I don't think so." Apparently, when mom is on the computer the children determine they are on their own (quite rightly) and try to establish some sort of hierarchy. My poor son thinks mistakenly that since he is older he rules the roost. However, what he has yet to understand is that lil' sis is a lil' firecracker and what she lacks in size and age is more than made up for in sass and attitude.

4. You and the family are so tired after playing at the river all day that when you get home you just let your son crash into bed all grimy without a bath, still in his swim shorts. HRH had been cleaned upped and changed before we left (hey, now that's some good mama-ing...at least for one kid)

And Finally....

5. Your so proud of your son the next morning because he comes walking in your room all showered and dressed. You think, "Wow, he actually took some initiative on his own and completed the entire task by himself" (which is like a big deal for my boy). So, you are in the moment, beaming full of pride. You take the time to tell him how proud you are and really make it a point so that we get some good positive reinforcement and you're just going on and on about how responsible he is and yada, yada, when he looks at you and says, "Yeah, well I just wanted to get the sand out of my butt." Ohh-kay, well thanks for the 411 son. Me: "Well, did you get the sand?" JD Boy: "Yes" Me: "Then, Bravo son, Bravo. Now go pour your independent self some cereal."


A happy heart is better than a full purse. - Italian Proverb


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17 comments:

Mom of Three said...

You go HRH! What is it with boys not wanting to go bathe in the first place, and then not wanting to come out once they're done? Always some drama...

ModernMom said...

LOL SO that is the trick to get them eager to shower....secretly pour some sand in their shorts:)

That Farming game...I better resist or you might never hear from me again!

Pat said...

I abandoned my farm because I could see that I was going to have to spend way too much time on it...my crops kept withering. But the plus for you is that your son has become more independent!

The Redhead Riter said...

Love #3...cracked me up!

Have a great week ♥

Amy said...

this was a hoot for sure. Have a great Monday.

Lisa Anne said...

I don't have facebook so I can't play this "farm town" game. everyone talks about it, I feel left out. I just refuse to have a facebook account.

monica said...

I saw your farm...great work! Yes you can really get lost in farmtown! Yay for JD getting showered and dressed by himself!

The Blonde Duck said...

The power of sand in the butt...

blueviolet said...

One night sleeping with sand in the butt will do that to ya.

The more I hear about this farming...the more I feel the need to stay far, far away.

SPEAKING FROM THE CRIB said...

yes, my son proudly announced to me yesterday that he hadn't eaten ALL DAY and he didn't even care b/c he wasn't even hungry. not until it was time to go to bed and then he was FAMISHED. darn kids and their eating 3 meals a day. found you via one of my followers and now following you

Millennium Housewife said...

That really made me laugh, some son you've got there.
Over from SITS x

shortmama said...

LOL this is exactly why I have not jumped on the Farmtown bandwagon. I tried to play for 10 minutes and got bored

Dr.John said...

Another good reason never to join Facebook.
They are adding up.
Boys will shower when they really need to. Not when you really need them to.

RebeccaMom said...

have you been in my house??? The Farm Town thing sounds so much like me! My kids say I'm an addict!

Amy said...

LOL. Sorry Di. I am a Farm Town fanatic. Pathetic - like I don't have enough to do. I am almost done so I had to pass the torch. hee hee. Glad the JD boy has a sand free bottom. :0)

JennyMac said...

Oh...FarmTown...I cant keep up with the Facebook game app shenanigans. :)

The Cranford Family said...

I can relate I also have a neglected family due to Farm Town!It is good for them to learn some independence right!